New head of EPA’s California regional office questions role of humans in climate change

President Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) region that oversees California and other western U.S. states is not convinced that science conclusively shows humans are the primary cause of global climate change. Mike Stoker, a former lobbyist for big agriculture, should feel…

Vapid Shock Jock & ‘Never Trumper’ Glenn Beck Now Loves Trump

Glenn Beck, who throughout his journey from Fox News chalkboard conspiracist to head of conservative news outlet The Blaze has maintained a principled opposition to Trumpism, has apparently succumbed. In a monologue on Friday, Beck predicted that if the economy continues to thrive, and the…

Watch Scott Pruitt accidentally admit to violating federal law

During a Senate Appropriate Committee hearing on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt accidentally admitted to violating federal ethics guidelines by having an EPA subordinate help him house-hunt during her “personal time” without compensation. Pruitt copped to the violation under questioning from Sen….

Trump’s sudden support for Chinese company just became awkward, thanks to his own nominee

During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Bill Evanina — President Trump’s nominee to head the newly created National Counterintelligence and Security Center — acknowledged that the Chinese telecom company Trump tweeted on behalf of on Sunday, ZTE, represents a national security threat. Evanina was responding to…

Interim U.S. Olympic Committee CEO enabled sex trafficking in taekwondo, according to new lawsuit

Just when you start to wrap your head around the breadth of the corruption in the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), another allegation surfaces that takes your breath away. This time, it’s sex trafficking. Last week, four female USA Taekwondo (USAT) athletes filed a joint lawsuit…

White House Hides Behind McFeminism To Push Wár Criminal CIA Head

In May 2013, the Washington Post’s Greg Miller reported that the head of the CIA’s clandestine service was being shifted out of that position as a result of “a management shake-up” by then-Director John Brennan. As Miller documented, this official — whom the paper did…

Pruitt wanted an EPA office in Oklahoma so he could work from home

Even before he was sworn in as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt was demonstrating the questionable judgment that has marked his 15-month tenure as head of the agency. Working with his soon-to-be chief of staff, Pruitt explored the possibility of…

Pruitt is facing at least 10 ethics investigations as EPA watchdog announces new probe

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt is now the subject of at least 10 federal investigations. The agency’s internal watchdog said Friday that it had opened yet another line of inquiry into Pruitt’s spending habits. In a letter shared with ThinkProgress and other news…

Far right, libertarian-leaning Republicans rush to defend Scott Pruitt

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt has exceeded the expectations of far right and libertarian-leaning Republicans. In an expression of gratitude, these individuals and groups are waging a campaign to convince President Trump to not fire Pruitt, who is mired in…